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The Two-Way
8:57 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Video Shows Suspect In New Orleans Shootings, Police Say

An image taken from a video released by New Orleans Police Monday shows a suspect in the Mother's Day parade shootings that left 19 people wounded.
NOPD

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 11:40 am

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls For Witnesses To Second-Line Shooting

Mother's Day shooting injures 19.

New Orleans police are investigating what triggered a shooting that injured 19 people at a Mother’s Day parade. Two children are among the wounded.

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7:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

New Orleans Group Marks National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Silence Is Violence Executive Director Tamara Jackson on National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

Today marks the start of the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. A New Orleans non-profit is taking part in the Justice Department project.

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Latest News
2:01 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Orleans Parish Judge Rules Felon Firearms Ban Unconstitutional

The front of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
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An Orleans Parish judge has ruled that the state law banning felons from owning firearms is unconstitutional, based on a state constitutional amendment ensuring an absolute right to bear arms in Louisiana, according to a report from the Times-Picayune.

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Crime
10:53 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Kansas City Ex-Minister Arrested in New Orleans

The FBI says a former minister wanted in Kansas City, Mo., on molestation charges has been arrested in New Orleans.

Spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said Monday that 48-year-old George Spencer is accused of child molestation and forcible sodomy against a girl at the Greater Works CME Church, where he was an associate pastor.

She says he was arrested Friday by the FBI New Orleans' Violent Crime Task Force, which got information about his likely whereabouts from the bureau's Missouri office.

Theft
10:21 am
Sat March 2, 2013

State Dept. of Health and Hospitals Says Employee Misused $800K

State health officials say more than $800,000 in public money allegedly has been misappropriated by a Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals employee.

The Times-Picayune reports DHH said the theft was uncovered during an internal investigation. DHH's Bureau of Health Care Integrity began the probe after officials noticed unusual accounting practices involving the employee, whose name has not been released.

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Latest News
2:46 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

New Orleans Teen Arrested After Accidentally Shooting Brother

New Orleans police have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused of accidentally shooting his 11-year-old brother in the leg.

Officer Frank Robertson says the 15-year-old faces a charge of negligent injury.

Robertson said the two brothers were playing with a loaded pistol around 7 p.m. Thursday.

He says the pistol was accidentally fired.

The 11-year-old was taken to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

BP Oil Spill
2:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Feds Charge 15 with Scamming BP Oil Spill Fund

Fifteen people have been charged with fraud for allegedly filing bogus claims for help after the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday the phony claims were worth more than $300,000 combined.

Fourteen defendants were charged in bills of information, generally an indication that they have signed plea deals. A grand jury indicted one of them.

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Crime
11:11 am
Sat February 23, 2013

Police Officer Shot Responding To 9th Ward Robbery

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office helicopter circles the 9th Ward during a manhunt early Saturday morning.
April Siese.

A New Orleans police officer was shot and seriously wounded this morning as he responded to a robbery at the Dollar General store in the 1100-block of Poland Avenue, near the intersection of St. Claude.

The neighborhood is currently locked down, and police have shut the St. Claude bridge in both directions. A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office helicopter is circling overhead and SWAT teams are searching the area house-by-house, according to news reports and residents who live in the area.

Residents have been advised by police to stay inside and keep their doors locked.

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Crime
4:29 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

NOPD Investigating Fatal Irish Channel Shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened earlier this afternoon in the 2800-block of Chippewa St. in the Irish Channel.

Police responded to reports of gunfire at approximately 2:30 p.m. and found an 18-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators, lead by homicide detective Elizabeth Garcia, are in the process of gathering evidence and information leading to the identification of those responsible, according to police.

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